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alfredo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-06-03 11:33 PM
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The Astronomy Picture of the day. A Beauty.
http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/astropix.html changes daily.

This is the Tuesday Oct 7th image.

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ironflange Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-06-03 11:38 PM
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1. Sorry
I don't go much for the Horsehead; I'm more of a Crab Nebula man.
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OldEurope Donating Member (654 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-06-03 11:40 PM
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2. WOW!
It IS a beauty!

:hi:
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Book Lover Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-06-03 11:40 PM
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3. Who needs the gods...
when the universe itself inspires me thus?
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NastyRiffraff Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-06-03 11:40 PM
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4. Gorgeous!
And thanks for the link! I've bookmarked it
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WindRavenX Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-06-03 11:41 PM
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5. Humbling
Makes me forget about the trivial nature of baseball.
Oh wait, now I'm back to baseball :evilgrin:
Seriously,what a beautiful pic!
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Dudley_DUright Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-06-03 11:55 PM
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6. Good one
I always liked the horse head nebula. Those French and Candadians sure know how to make a nice telescope. How would you like to find that in your bed as a message from the "godfather"? :-)
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Swede Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 12:15 AM
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7. Beauty eh?
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alfredo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 01:25 PM
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8. Yup
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Terran Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 01:56 PM
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9. Wow, what a difference
I remember photos of the Horse Nebula from when I was a kid (mid/late Sixties), and it looked rather unimpressive, just the coincidental horsehead-shape was interesting. But this...my god! You can actually see it for what it is: some unimaginably huge tendril of interstellar gas slopping up out of the nebula, for god knows what reason. It looks like the gas reached some kind of peak velocity and then started to flip over and go back down. What could have caused that to happen...?

Thanks very much for this. A subject near to my heart.

Dirk
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skip fox Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 02:01 PM
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10. Great site!
I change my wallpaper about 3 times a week. Usually with what I find on this site.
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